This week was an eventful one. We committed to doing respite care for two of four children who thankfully live with loving grandparents, and like many others parenting young kids, they need a break! We opted to take the two oldest girls, and we're looking forward to hosting them for the weekend in just a … Continue reading Respite + Match
As of yesterday, our family is officially licensed to begin foster care in the state of Texas. YEEHAW! So many feelings... but really the overwhelming one is peace. And I am not a naturally peaceful person! And yet... when I think about our family being turned upside-down, I am so excited and so at peace. … Continue reading We are official!
It's February 16, and we're almost half-way done. We have some big steps left on the road to fostering/adoption (I'll abbreviate F/A), but we're really not far from the end of the road. In fact, we're so close to having a possible "placement" that our agency said, yeah, you can take him/her with you on … Continue reading Why we stayed quiet
Hello! Random thoughts spewing forth. You've been warned. One. I wanted to share my favorite books from 2017. I read quite a few and LOVED a handful the most. If you're looking for a good read, check out: Fiction top five: "Small Great Things" - super relevant and moving. I won't say much else except … Continue reading four things this Friday
So much of motherhood is about your little people's dreams. But what about other peoples' little people? Kids in the Texas foster care system are more times than not left to bounce from home to home until someone adopts them - or they age out of the system. Bexar county, where we live, has rather … Continue reading I have a wild imagination.
Literally. I want to talk about things. Our stuff. Our purchases. Several months back - years?! no way... - I said I wanted to buy LESS, and when I have to buy, try to buy ethically and as sustainably as possible (or second-hand etc etc). Consumption must decrease for me to have peace. Guess what, … Continue reading Some thoughts on things.
I love a new year as much as the next gal... a chance to proverbially wipe clean the slate and start fresh. A chance to forget what day it is and what year it is and laugh at how fast the past year went. A chance to evaluate your outlook and your goals, scratching things … Continue reading New Year, same God